Call to Action – Rohingyas

Legal Hacking a Humanitarian Crisis

Members of the Institute (IBO) can assume a personal role in reaching out to and providing assistance to a displaced population of Rohingya refugees driven from their homes in Myanmar/Burma and now detained in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh in the hundreds of thousands. It is estimated that at least 700,000 Rohingyas are in a single refugee camp on the side of a mountain, with a river below. Monsoon season is approaching. Flooding and disease are probable results, and thousands of lives are in peril.

Watch the music video Is the Lady Listening?

It was a great privilege to collaborate with musicians in the Rohingya Refugee Camp. They will not be silent in the face of genocide, and neither should you.#TheWorldUnitedinSong Musicians from around the world promoting human rights and social justice.Special thanks to the Rohingya and Bangladeshi communities in Cox's Bizar for their support. Written by Sayedul Islam, Rahamatullah, and David Levy. Translated by Muhammad MX Cox. Bass: Etson Caminha. Backing vocals: Abhisek, Ifti Chowdhury and Kelsey Shaw. Videographer: Noyon. Video editing by Malkriado Cinema: Thomas Henning, Mariano Goncalves, Jonas Rusumalay Diaz II, and Allone Madeira J. Additional editing by Eric Carden. A PeaceTones production.

Posted by David Levy on Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The humanitarian, non-profit and faith communities are responding.

It is now time for legal professionals and technologists to help.

If you become a member of the IBO, you can join the Rohingya Project to help create digital identities by developing standards for verifiable claims, which will lead to the Rohingya population being able to access a digital wallet for their identity, credentials, and cyber-currency. Although most of these stateless citizens are agrarian laborers, among them are lawyers, physicians, professors and many teachers who have been denied an identity and the credentials needed to provide services with a high degree of economic value. Simultaneously, you can be at the forefront of building smart contracts for fair trade music which will be used throughout the developing world to monetize fair-sharing arrangements for intellectual property.

As a member of the IBO initiative dedicated to this specific humanitarian relief project, you can help. For only $5 a month, for as long as you choose to participate, you will be provided with the technology tools and training needed to provide immediate help to the Rohingyas.

Smartphones are ubiquitous. Even in Cox’s Bazar where the Rohingyas are detained in Bangladesh, there are enough internet-connected smartphones to provide a lifeline of self-sovereign identity and economic value through technology.

Please join today at Internet Bar Organization Membership

To get started on this project, anyone can join as a STUDENT/Special Project member. In exchange for your monthly membership fee, you will be given training and access to the technology needed to become a digital “pen pal” with as many individual Rohingya citizens as you choose. In the process, you can help them acquire a self-sovereign identity and access to public record credentials with a digital wallet in which to securely retain these treasures. Distributed cyber-currency tokens can be digitally accessible to these individuals wherever they find themselves.

We can hack this problem.

Let’s do it together. Join the IBO as a STUDENT/Special Project member and pay only $5 a month as long as you wish to be a digital pen pal to the Rohingya population.

Twitter: #RohingyaID